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How to Clean up the Most Common Dog Stains

Dogs bring a lot of joy into our lives, but they also bring messes.  Cleaning up dog stains can be a chore, especially if the stain isn’t discovered immediately.  Listed here is a comprehensive guide to the removal of pet stains. Urine When you are potty training your dog it is important that you use an enzymatic cleaner to clean up any urine accidents in the house.  There are certain proteins within dog urine that serve as a “calling card” for your pet that will keep him or her coming back to the area.  An enzymatic cleaner uses biochemical action to destroy those proteins so that your dog cannot sniff them out with his or her super-sensitive nose.  Enzymatic cleaners such as Nature’s Miracle do a great job. If you are in a pinch and don’t have an enzymatic cleaner on hand, another option is baking soda.  This technique only works...
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Holiday Gift Guide for Dog and Owner

Let the countdown begin.  As of today, you have 25 days to get your presents purchased, wrapped, and safely placed beneath the tree.  While 25 days may seem like a lot of time, Christmas is approaching faster than you think!  Listed here are gift ideas for the dogs – and dog owners – on your holiday shopping list! The first this you want to do is sign up for Ebates. You will find that most online stores offer real cash back through this service. They even have a browser button that will light up if the site your on offers money back. It is as easy as clicking a button. For Dogs Prey Drive Treats, $5 – $10 Does your dog alert you to every rabbit or squirrel within the vicinity?  Provide your dog an extra special high-value reward by gifting treats made of its favorite small animal.  For instance,...
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What To Do If You Find a Stray Dog

Dog people often feel that stray animals are drawn to them, as if the dogs know that they will receive care when they find certain people.  If you find a stray dog, there are numerous things you can do to help the dog find its way home. Secure Safely First, safely secure the animal in your yard or garage.  Use caution, as scared animals are often unpredictable and may bite.  If you are ever unsure about the situation, err on the side of caution.  For help with a sick or injured animal, call animal control or the police department.  Do not introduce your own pets to any stray animals, as you do not want to risk spreading disease. Check for Tags If the dog has tags, call the number on the ID and explain the situation.  If the dog only has a rabies tag but no contact information, call the...
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Last Minute Halloween Costumes for your Dog

With Halloween mere hours away, you may be struggling to get your pup’s costume together (or forgot about Halloween completely).  Listed here are 9 costumes that require little effort. Mummy Turn your dog into a spooky mummy by wrapping her in strips of gauze, a cut-up t-shirt, or even toilet paper.  To add to the effect, red food coloring can be used to create the illusion of blood.  Just be sure that the wrappings are not too tight and that your pet’s movements aren’t restricted. Skeleton This costume is perfect if your pet has dark fur.  Simply purchase a pet-safe temporary marker or fur paint and outline your dog’s skeletal system.  If bringing your dog along trick-or-treating, look for glow-in-the-dark paint to add to the effect.  This costume is great for dogs that dislike wearing clothes or costumes. Tiger Similar to the skeleton, if you have a tan or orange...
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Help! I’m Allergic to my Pet!

A pet allergy can develop suddenly, leaving owners scrambling to determine how to manage their comfort while fairly treating their pet.  Many dogs are relinquished to shelters due to an owner’s allergies, but there are a number of strategies that can mitigate symptoms. Get a Diagnosis First and foremost, it is important to get an official diagnosis from an allergy specialist before determining your allergies stem from your dog.  Oftentimes, people have multiple allergies that are cumulative.  For instance, you may have mild allergies to your dog’s fur and saliva, but no symptoms until specific pollen is present.  Determining the exact cause can help you best develop a plan for treatment. Create an Allergy Free Zone There should be a room in your house – preferably the bedroom – where your dog is not allowed.  This will help you not only sleep better at night and limit your exposure to the...
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Apps For Dog Owners- Get Advanced And Let Your Pooch Be Safe, Healthy

Your dog is surely your most loyal and best friend and so you have to make sure that he gets all the attention and care that he deserves. As technology is getting advance day by day, now there are special apps for dog owners that can help them keep their pets active, safe, playful and healthy. These apps makes the tasks of the owners easier so whether it is daily reminder for walking or feeding, the apps provide the best of benefits for your pooch. Let’s take a look at the top apps for dog owners that have gained much popularity and demand in the market these days. Dog Whistler This is a free app that makes dog training easier as it has an in built dog whistle. You can easily change frequency of dog whistle and modify sound patterns. The best feature is that you can set alarm which...
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Socialization With a Dog: Tips for Every Lifestyle

First time dog owners are often left scratching their heads at the laundry list of new terms that every dog owner should know. One such word is socialization, which is the act of introducing a dog to as many new people, animals, objects, and experiences as possible. Proper socialization creates well-adjusted dogs that behave well in a number of situations, and do not display bad behaviors such as fear aggression, resource guarding, or skittishness. However, as important socialization is, finding the time to do so can be difficult. Below are tips for every type of pet parent. For the beer or wine lover Most breweries and wineries are dog friendly, and even have special treats for visiting pups. Bringing your dog along for an afternoon of beer or wine tasting allows him to experience new people, unique smells, and perhaps even other dogs. Always be sure to call ahead to...
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Coping With Your Dog’s Death

Dogs are lovable creatures and owners most definitely build up a bond with them over time. However, dog owners face the most difficult time of their lives when their dog expires. While death is inevitable, there are a number of ways and methods through which owners can cope up with this irreplaceable loss. For all those grieving owners, here are a few tips you may consider: Respect the Grieving Process: Dog owners, upon the death of their dog, usually fail to understand that, like any other grieving interval, the death of the dog also has a grieving process. Experts recommend acknowledging this process and absorbing oneself into it. The first step is indeed acceptance. This means that denial won’t get you anywhere. Accepting that your dog has really expired, is really the first step little step that will lead you to eventual peace of mind! Reach out to others who...
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Celebrating Your Dog’s First Year with Your Family: 5 Birthday Tips and Ideas

Vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate paw prints. That’s one dog-themed dessert we had for our (people) guests at our beagles’ birthday party. The time will come for you too when your dog’s birthday arrives. Will you celebrate? It’s a personal choice. But if you’ve thought of hosting a first birthday party for your dog… or celebrating your adopted dog’s first year with your family… or if the idea is new to you but intrigues you, then, these tips and ideas can help. They’ll help you plan for, and prepare a memorable doggy birthday party. My tips come from hosting our beagle, Rocky’s 10th birthday. Although it was his 10th birthday, it was our first “official” doggy birthday party. Here are five tips and ideas for planning your first doggy birthday party: 1) Pick a calendar date. Spring, summer and autumn are ideal seasons to host a dog birthday party (so your...
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When Dogs Fly; Flying With A Dog

If it’s time to travel by air flying with your dog may be the only choice, or perhaps your perferred choice to get from point A to point B. Preparation will help you to fly safely and mindfully with your best canine friend. If you take the right steps you can have an easy transition from one location to another with minimal problems. Traveling is already stressful for both you and your dog, so make sure you can minimize that as much as possible with these 6 easy steps. Step 1: Within 10 days prior to traveling, take your dog to your local veterinarian for a wellness check and an update on his rabies vaccination if you are flying within the US. If you are flying outside of the country, further vaccinations may be required depending on where you are headed. Make sure you know all the health requires for...
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